Handy Hints February 25, 2010

Feb 25, 2010 Handy Hint

Best milk replacer mixer

I use a 12-inch milk filter spring to mix batches of milk replacer, and I’ve found the spring is the best mixer ever; it’s stainless steel so it’s easy to clean; plus there are no crevices for milk replacer to accumulate, as with ordinary whisks. The spring has a little give which makes mixing easier on the wrist, and the spring does a great job mixing. The spring is long enough to mix enough replacer for several calves without touching the milk. For bigger batches of milk replacer, I use a 24-inch spring and a 5-gallon pail.

Sadie Frericks
Minnesota